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Sycamore seedlings

My neighbour has a sycamore tree which unfortunately overhangs a bit of my garden. Normally this is not a problem but this year I seem to have a million zillion seedlings all growing strongly in my flowerbed and on the lawn. 

I will pick them all out of the flowerbed (my back aches thinking of it) but do I need to worry about the lawn, as will just mowing the grass keep them in check?

Anything else I should be doing to get rid of them?

Seems all the rain has meant every single seed has germinated. Anyone else have this problem?

thanks!

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  • Jim MacdJim Macd Posts: 750

    No, the lawn mower will handle them. As for your flower beds get a Garden Swoe Hoe They're fantastic. I wish I'd got one years ago. Check it for angle before you buy, you should be alble to slide it without it digging in too much or popping up, a problem I always have with 'D' hoes. I'm glad there's no Sycamores around my garden for that problem but I used to manage it fine before.

  • Thanks Jim and Verdun. Glad I don't have to worry about the lawn and I'll definitely look at getting at Swoe Hoe! Thanks

  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    Yep. Hoe them out of the beds.  Mow them out of the lawn. Cut the adults down with a chain saw.  Bloody sycamores. image   What did the Romans do for us gardeners?  Sycamores and rabbits!

  • Jim MacdJim Macd Posts: 750
    Steve 309 wrote (see)

    Yep. Hoe them out of the beds.  Mow them out of the lawn. Cut the adults down with a chain saw.  Bloody sycamores. image   What did the Romans do for us gardeners?  Sycamores and rabbits!


    Don't forget nettles and garden snails image not to split hairs though, no pun intended, image  it was the Normans that brought in the rabbits, not sure about sycamores.

  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    Ah yes.  I stand corrected.  And the feudal system.  And posessions in France,  And lots of our language.  And Calvados. But apart from that...

  • Busy Bee2Busy Bee2 Posts: 1,005

    We have an enormous sycamore next door to us, but I don't mind picking out the seedlings as they are so easy.  Worst thing is when the whirlygigs get in the guttering and block it.  But it is a lovely looking tree and a great backdrop to our more exposed garden, so I wouldn't want to see a chainsaw taking care of it.

  • I'd love to cut my neighbours' sycamore down with a chainsaw, think they may have something to say about it! Oh and have plenty of rabbits too. They don't know that they are not supposed to eat half the stuff they eat. No-one seemed to tell them that they don't like laurel or hebe or rose, pesky little things!

  • Busy Bee2Busy Bee2 Posts: 1,005

    Laurel is quite poisonous to humans as far as I'm aware, except bay of course. 

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    Also the Romans grew Globe Artichokes here commerciallyimage but apparently the climate was warmer.

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